28 August 2020
With many children returning to school over the next week, we've created a package of expert psychological advice and resources to help support children and young people as they go back into the classroom.
For some children and young people, heading back to school is an exciting and positive step back to normality after lockdown, but for others it will mean returning to an environment that they find stressful and in some cases, distressing.
Created by educational psychologists from the BPS’ division of child and educational psychology, our resources are packed with practical advice and tips to help children adjust to being at school during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The resources include:
- this short film highlights how parents and carers can play with their children to help them understand the changes they are experiencing, with tips on using play to support their wellbeing
- this short film offers teachers and professionals expert advice about using play in supporting learning and promoting children’s wellbeing. This is supported by a guidance paper.
- this guidance outlines some of the ways in which we can support and nurture resilience in children and young people in order to support their wellbeing.
- this guidance complements the UK and national government advice on the return to school for pupils by offering a psychological perspective on the process of re-engaging children and young people with school.
- this guidance helps teachers and professionals manage this significant transition compassionately and in a way that takes account of the needs of all individuals within a school community.